Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn CastleDigital Doors Open Hamilton

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Videos
  • Virtual tours
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle is one of the finest examples of high regency-style architecture in the country. Constructed in the 1830s for Sir Allan Napier MacNab (railway magnate, lawyer and politician), the buildings deteriorated under subsequent owners, but were restored in the 1960s to their original splendour. Today, Dundurn Castle tells the story of the MacNabs and the people who served them.

This regency villa was built in 1834 for Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers (also a railway magnate, lawyer and politician). Digital Doors Open lets you experience what life upstairs and downstairs was like at this grand country estate through this extensive online guided tour (Flash required) – including the grounds and gardens. Learn more about the castle in the video below. And get some baking and gardening tips from costumed staff.

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Building type:Historical landmarkHistorical houseMuseum
Architect: Robert Wetherell
Architectural style:Regency

Dates/hours open

May 07, 10:00am - May 07, 04:00pm

Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.